Tech’s Marco Coleman on Hall of Fame ballot for third straight year

Georgia Tech great Marco Coleman is on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot for the sixth time — and a third-straight year.

He is among 76 FBS (formerly Division I) players and five coaches who have been nominated for induction into the next HOF class.

Coleman, an outside linebacker, played for Tech from 1989-91 and was twice selected an All-American. He was an integral member of the Yellow Jackets’ 1990 national championship team. He was a first-round pick who played 14 years in the NFL.


Coleman returned to work on his Tech degree after his playing career, commuting twice a week from his home in St. Augustine, Fla. He ultimately completed his degree work at Flagler College in Florida in 2015.

He was a financial adviser until he was hired as an assistant defensive line coach with the Oakland Raiders, his first coaching job at the college or pro level.

He now coaches defensive ends and linebackers at Georgia Tech.

Former Tech linebacker Lucius Sanford, a four-year starter and a first-team All-American in 1977, was on the ballot last year, but not this year.

Tech great Calvin Johnson was inducted at the 2018 National Football Foundation awards dinner in New York. He was selected in his first year in induction, the 19th former player or head coach to be honored.

Voting for the 2020 class ends June 21. The new members will be inducted during the 63rd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8, 2020, in New York.